Monday, January 7, 2013
Report: Browns to interview CFL's Trestman
By Jamison Hensley
The start of Phase Two of the Cleveland Browns' coaching search will have an international flair.
The Browns plan to interview Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman in Chicago, ESPN Radio in Cleveland is reporting. The interview will occur in Chicago because Trestman is interviewing with the Bears on Monday.
In five seasons as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, Trestman has led the club to three appearances in the Grey Cup, including consecutive championships in 2009 and 2010 and has been named the league's coach of the year (2009). Trestman also has experience in the NFL, helping tutor such quarterbacks as Steve Young (49ers offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1995-96) and Rich Gannon (Raiders offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2001-03).
Trestman, who is also a quarterback consultant, has a connection with Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. On Trestman's official website, he lists Weeden as one of the quarterbacks that he has helped prepare for the NFL combine and Pro Day. Other quarterbacks listed include Jay Cutler and Tim Tebow.
This is Weeden's quote on Trestman's website: "Marc is an extremely knowledgeable football mind, and with his obvious success everywhere, he has proven that he knows how to develop and teach quarterbacks."
In addition to Trestman, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is expected to be part of the Browns' rebooted coaching search, according to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports.